The Taliban has pledged to protect humanitarian aid workers operating in Afghanistan and ensure aid is delivered to Afghans in need, a senior United Nations official has said. At the request of the secretary-general, U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths visited the country where he met with the...
A group of House Democrats late Wednesday urged Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to make clear what she meant when she equated the United States and Israel to the terrorist group Hamas. “Equating the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban is as...
U.S. troops in eastern Syria came under rocket fire on Monday night, shortly after President Joe Biden ordered airstrikes against Iran-backed militia groups embedded at the Iraq–Syria border region. Col. Wayne Maratto, a spokesman for the U.S.-led mission in Syria, said U.S. forces...
At least two explosions took place near the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 26, complicating efforts to evacuate Americans, Afghans, and others trying to leave the country before the United States pulls out its troops. A bomb went off at...
A single suicide bomber carried out the deadly Aug. 26 attack in Afghanistan at the gates of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, the Pentagon confirmed on Friday. The U.S. Department of Defense said in initial statements that the attack, which killed 13 U.S. service members...
The ISIS-K terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the bombings in Kabul, Afghanistan, that killed a dozen U.S. troops. ISIS-K published a photograph of a man it claimed conducted one of the suicide bombings and described the explosions as targeting American forces and...
A group of 19 Republican senators unveiled a resolution on May 17 to reaffirm the United States’ support for Israel and its right to defend itself against terrorist attacks, amid ongoing rocket attacks from Hamas that show few signs of abating. The resolution (pdf),...
On Tuesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken appeared before Congress for the second time this week—this time to address the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. On Monday, Blinken’s appearance before the House Foreign Affairs Committee became heated, as Democrats and...
The collapse of the Afghan government followed a mistake-riddled U.S. mission to reconstruct the country after invading in 2001 shortly after 9/11, a watchdog said Tuesday. “If the goal was to rebuild and leave behind a country that can sustain...
In Afghanistan, we have gotten a clearer picture of exactly how much U.S. military equipment the Taliban was able to get their hands on—and frankly, it’s a lot. All this comes at a time when rockets are now being fired at the Kabul...
As the world watches events in Afghanistan unfold, many have started to wonder what the Taliban rule means for the future of the country’s opium production. Afghanistan is the world’s largest producer of the opium poppy, which is the raw material for heroin, one of the world’s deadliest...
A Taliban spokesperson has praised Beijing as a “main partner” and financer as the group moves to build a national governance and develop Afghanistan’s economy. “China is our main partner and represents for us a fundamental and extraordinary opportunity because it is willing to invest...
There is a “very credible” threat of a “highly lethal” terror attack on the Kabul airport within hours, a UK minister has warned. Britain’s armed forces minister James Heappey said on Thursday that there is “very credible reporting” of an...
Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and 25 of his senate colleagues today sent a letter to President Joe Biden demanding information regarding the humanitarian crisis created by his withdrawal of the United States from Afghanistan. Specifically, the letter requests...